Pyrotechnics Explosion

Fireworks factory blast leaves 2 critically injured

Two workers at a fireworks factory in Allegany County were seriously injured yesterday after materials they were working with exploded.

Emergency crews were called to Grand Fireworks Inc. in Clarksville, Allegany County, just before 1 p.m. after an explosion occurred during the manufacture of pyrotechnic devices commonly used in fireworks displays, according to New York State Police.

Karl Marvin, 51, of Bolivar, Allegany County, and Andrew Beck, 22, of Cuba, Allegany County, were transported to the Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight and Star Flight, troopers said. Both men were listed in critical condition.

Troopers were investigating the incident.

I used to live about 20 minutes from where this happened, it’s such a close group of people that live down there, and I knew one of them.  It’s quite sad actually.

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